On This Day

Historical Events on May 31 (Part 2)

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  • 1999 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 2002 The New Jersey Nets defeat the Boston Celtics 96-88 in Game 6 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Championship, winning the series 4 games to 2 to advance to their first NBA Finals appearance.
  • 2002 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3

Film release premierFilm Release

2004 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas

Actor Rupert Grint
Actor
Rupert Grint
Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • 2004 British children's cartoon "Peppa Pig" created by Astley Baker Davies premieres on Channel 5
  • 2005 Mark Felt, former FBI high ranking official revealed as "Deep Throat" source during Watergate investigations in "Vanity Fair" article

Music releaseAlbum Release

2007 Rihanna releases her breakthrough album "Good Girl Gone Bad"

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008 Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2008 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders claim their 7th title with a 20-12 win over NSW Waratahs; Dan Carter kicks 4 penalties & a dropped goal for the home team
  • 2010 Gaza Flotilla raid: Israeli Shayetet 13 soldiers board ships trying to break blockade of Gaze, during violent confrontation aboard MV Mavi Marmara 9 activists killed and several activists and soldiers injured
  • 2012 Egypt formally ends its 31 year state of emergency
  • 2014 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube
  • 2015 Harriette Thompson aged 92 and 65 days becomes the oldest woman to complete a marathon (Suja Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego)
  • 2015 5th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Silicon Valley wins Best Comedy Series, The Americans win Best Drama Series
  • 2017 Kenya's Madaraka Express, a Chinese-built high speed railway from Mombassa to Nairobi is opened by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

CameraFamous Photo

2017 Comedienne Kathy Griffin fired from CNN after photo of her holding bloody head resembling Donald Trump by Tyler Shields posted

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Zinédine Zidane announces his resignation as Real Madrid manager after 3 successive Champions League titles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Matt LeBlanc announces he is leaving TV show "Top Gear"

  • 2018 Danish government bans garments that cover the face, including the niqab and burqa
  • 2018 Uganda's parliament imposes tax on social media to stop gossip

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

2018 Kim Kardashian West meets US President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2019 Disgruntled employee shoots and kills 12 people at a US municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 2019 US President Donald Trump threatens to impose extra 5% tax on Mexican goods if country does not increase its efforts to curb immigration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Former "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is announced as the new Batman